A bus bursts into flames on an elevated track near the Jinshan bus stop in the city of Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, June 7, 2013. An initial investigation showed the fatal bus fire that has claimed 47 lives and hospitalized 34 on Friday was suspected to be a "serious criminal case". (Xinhua)
Chinese leaders give instructions on handling deadly bus fire
BEIJING, June 7 (Xinhua) -- PresidentXi Jinpinghas given important instructions regarding the handling of a deadly bus fire that killed at least 42 people in east China's Fujian Province Friday evening.
A BRT (bus rapid transit) bus caught fire in the city of Xiamen at about 6:30 p.m., which also injured at least 33 people.Full story
Never pursue development at cost of lives, Xi warns
BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping has warned that China can never pursue development at the cost of people's lives, after a string of deadly accidents rocked the nation over the past week.
"Human's life is most precious and we can never pursue development at the cost of people's lives. This is a red line that cannot be overstepped," Xi, who is on a trip to America, issued an instruction on work safety on Thursday.Full story
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